There has been a recent spike in the sales of IKEA doll beds in Japan. Those innovative and quirky Japanese have re-purposed the $20 Duktig mini-bed to allow their cats and rabbits to get a good night’s sleep.
Officially a toy bed for children’s dolls, it appears to be IKEA’s first (unwitting) foray into the pet furniture market.
The beds come with miniature pillows and blankets, and for those owners with more than one pet, they can be made into bunk beds.
Judging by the positively peaceful, sleepy pets in the pictures below, this is surely the beginning of a ‘beds for pets’ movement.
When 9-year-old Noah Bloom discovered a baby magpie fluttering around the ground near his local library he knew exactly what he needed to do. The baby bird clearly needed help and so Noah, along with his mom (Sam), dad (Cameron) and two siblings, Reuben and Oli, stepped in and played mom to the magpie.
The young Bloom family from Newport, Australia named the magpie Penguin and nursed her back to health. During which time she learned how to fly and grew healthy enough to be set free back in the wild. Never expecting to see the sweet magpie again, the family was in for quite a surprise.
Today Noah is 11-years-old, and his rescued magpie is still a central component to the Bloom family. Penguin comes to visit the family on a daily basis. She plays catch with them, hangs out around the house and thoroughly enjoys sitting perched atop their shoulders.
Lucky for all of us, Cameron Bloom is a talented professional photographer and he takes many lovely photographs of Penguin, the half-wild, half-domesticated magpie beauty.
Something amazing is happening at a county government in Southern New Mexico all because of a genius idea that several office workers came up with one day!
It all started when they wanted to come up with a way to help rescue cats and it’s turned into something truly amazing! They decided to create a ‘cat library’ where office members and others can come and visit the kitties. They are even allowed to take them back to their desk and play with the kitties.
“My work has a ‘cat library’. You can ‘check out’ a cat to take back to your desk for an hour. The (ginger) kitties are the newest additions to the ‘library’!”
When Lizzy the koala was rushed to an Australian Zoo’s wildlife hospital after being hit by a car, her biggest supporter was there by her side.
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